Raining in the mountain

Raining in the mountain

Considered by many as master director King Hu’s best film, Raining in the Mountain is a portrait of office politics in a Buddhist sanctuary. The abbot of a Ming Dynasty temple is installing a successor and he invites a general and an esquire to help with the decision. Both men have secret designs and they bring along cronies, one of them White Fox, a beautiful master thief played by Hu favorite Hsu Feng. The film is a dazzling animation of mind games and physical action, as earthly intrigue and spiritual reverie are projected on dynamic movement through space. If only the Borgias have the likes of Hu to tell their story. Special guest introduction by Sam Ho.

Courtesy Hong Kong Film Archive.

 

Raining in the mountain

  • Director: King Hu
  • Year: 1979
  • Run Time: 120 Mins
  • Country: Hong Kong
  • Rating: PG